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Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

Former President of South Africa

Born 18-06-1942 in Idutywa South Africa

Thabo Mbeki is a South African Politician. He served almost two terms as the second post-apartheid President of South Africa, from 1999 to 2008. Mbeki also served as the Architect of NEPAD.

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Previous Position(s)

Deputy President | Department of Agriculture | Government of South Africa
1994 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Head | Department of International Affairs | African National Congress
1989 - 1993

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Director | Department of Information and Publicity | African National Congress
1984 - 1989

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Political Secretary | Office of the President | ANC Women's League
Lusaka | 1978 - 1984

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | National Executive Committee | African National Congress
1975 - 2008

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Assistant Secretary | Revolutionary Council | African National Congress
Lusaka | 1971 - 1973

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Educational history


St John's High School, Umtata, South Africa (1959)


Rand Afrikaans University

Awarded in 1999

Honorary Doctorate

University of Glasgow

Awarded in 2000

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of London

Completed 1962

Bachelor of Economics

Arthur D. Little School of Management

Awarded in 1994

D. BusAdmin

Sussex University, United Kingdom

Completed 1966

Master of Economics

Sussex University, United Kingdom

Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctor of Laws



Daily Trust African of the year award | 2012

Knight of the Most Venerable Order | Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem

Jose Marti Medal | President Fidel Castro

Newsmaker of the Year | Pretoria Press Association

Honorary Member | Zulu Royal Family

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